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Palermo: City Highlights Bike Tour with Granita Dessert

1. Palermo: City Highlights Bike Tour with Granita Dessert

Together with your tour guide, you will follow the best itinerary to discover the Unesco sites of the city of Palermo. This city has so much to offer in one enjoyable bike tour! The guide will offer you an essential historical overview of Palermo, which, with its long history, has a remarkable and unique artistic and architectural heritage. During this bike ride you will have the chance to admire the stratification of styles of Palermo architecture and culture. The Arabic, Norman, and Byzantine empires all contribute to the fascinating history of Palermo. You will be impressed by the symbol of the city, the famous cathedral of Palermo, which is one of the oldest churches in the world. You will have the opportunity to see the many architectural features of the Martorana Church, which is heavily influenced by both the Arabs and Normans. Your guide will also bring you to pass by the Palazzo dei Normanni which houses the beautiful Palatine Chapel with several Byzantine mosaics. After a long bike ride, it is time for you to rest, breathe some fresh air and taste a great Sicilian granita in a typical shop. If you think that granita is just a refreshing crushed ice flavoured with fruit to cool off in the relentless sun, you have never tried the Sicilian version! This semi-frozen dessert is made of sugar and water before the flavourings are added. A perfect way to appreciate even more the many tales told about Sicily's capital.

Palermo: Anti-mafia Bike Tour

2. Palermo: Anti-mafia Bike Tour

Discover how Palermo is healing from wounds inflicted by Mafia violence that peaked with massacres in 1992 with this group bike tour. Ride through the pedestrian areas of Palermo's old town and along the bike paths connect to the outskirts. Hear about how anti-mafia campaigners where inspired to take collective action. Be inspired by how young people today are still committed to improving society and pushing for change by volunteering in grass-roots movements like Libera and Addiopizzo. Learn more about these movements and their tactics as you ride through the city.

Guided bike tour of Palermo

3. Guided bike tour of Palermo

With this Palermo bike tour, you can explore the most beautiful corners and alleys of the city and discover all its secrets in the company of our guide, who will show you the most authentic part of the city. You will start your tour from Discesa dei Giudici, at a leisurely pace, in a city that has no slopes or strenuous climbs. All along the way, you will be amazed by Palermo's incredible architectural variety, passing by Piazza Bellini and Piazza Pretoria, where you will see artistic demonstrations of Norman, Arab, Byzantine and Spanish art. Another important destination you will visit is the church of San Francesco and the ancient palaces and churches dating back to the Spanish Inquisition. Before ending your tour, you can enjoy a restorative stop and taste the delicious and unique Palermitan street food.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Highly recommended. If your idea of travel is to spend all day getting pics for Instagram, keep moving. But if you are interested at all in history, culture, or if you have any interest in Sicily and Italy, this is a must. Linda is an impassioned storyteller and antimafia activist. She is fascinating and her stories are spellbinding.

An impressive bike ride through the other Palermo where the influence of the mafia can be seen and it is told how the organization Addiopizzo has started an anti-mafia movement. Worth the effort!

The tour was absolutely AMAZING and doing this by bike is a great idea. Me and my father enjoyed this very much and recommend this tour to everyone!

was super cool. unfortunately the bike was a bit small. But I'm 195 grosd